The Princess of Monaco Celebrity Golf Tournament
The 3rd Princess of Monaco Cup took place on 6 September at the Monte-Carlo Golf Club. Nineteen celebrities from around the world participated in the tournament. The first swing was made by Prince Albert II, playing for the Serenity Team.
In the evening, the tournament ended at the 19th hole, set up on a temporary green right on the Place du Casino. Princess Charlene swung first at the Jardins des Boulingrins, 64 metres from the flag. Pierre Dartout, Minister of State and Stéphane Valéri, Président-Délégué of the Société des Bains de Mer were also in attendance.
The charity golf tournament raises funds for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation for the prevention of drowning and education through the values of sport.
Prince Albert II visits SolarStratos Air Base in Switzerland
Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the SolarStratos base in Payerne on 5 September for a day full of new discoveries and achievements.
First, the Sovereign tried a 3-axis simulator before taking flight towards the Canton of Neuchâtel in an electric plane, in the company of eco-explorer Raphaël Domjan. The pair made a stop at the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology to visit the PlanetSolar II taxi boat, which promotes solar energy on Lake Titicaca.
Later in the day, Prince Albert II was welcomed by local authorities in Neuchâtel to receive the FAI diploma for the first flight in an electric plane by a Head of State, which he accomplished in 2021. The historic flight was aboard an electric Pipistrel Velis, also piloted by Raphaël Domjan, founder of the SolarStratos project.
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene receive the New French Ambassador to Monaco at the Palace
HE Jean d’Haussonville, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Principality of Monaco, presented his letters of credence to Prince Albert II at the Princely Palace on Tuesday 5 September. Letters of credence are official documents that accredit a diplomat as an ambassador to another country.
After being welcomed on the Place du Palais by the Prince’s Carabiniers, Ambassador Jean d’Haussonville was led to the Salon des Glaces by Colonel Jean-Luc Carcenac, Chamberlain of HSH the Prince. After the ceremony, a lunch was organized at the Residence of the Minister of State in the presence of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene. HE Jean d’Haussonville succeeds HE Laurent Stefanini as Ambassador of France to Monaco.
Princely Family and the National Council pay Tribute to Prince Rainier III
As part of the commemorations of the centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, the Princess of Hanover, Princess Stephanie and several of their children attended a tribute ceremony to Prince Rainier III at the National Council.
After a film screening about Prince Rainier III, the President of the National Council Brigitte Boccone-Pages and HSH Prince Albert II spoke in the council’s hemicycle to pay tribute to the integral work of Prince Rainier III, who allowed Monaco to become a constitutional monarchy.
The Sovereign then proceeded to sign three “first day” envelopes stamped in homage to Prince Rainier III and the Constitution of 1962. The Princely Family then inaugurated the Salon Rainier III and the exhibition “The Constituent Prince”, which will be open to the public until 29 December under the glass roof of the National Council.
The Princely Family celebrates Monaco’s ‘U Cavagnėtu’ Picnic
Nearly one thousand Monegasques gathered around the Princely Family to take part in the traditional Monegasque U Cavagnëtu picnic. Organized every year by the Monaco Town Hall at Princess Antoinette Park, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended the event with their children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
Charlotte Casiraghi, her two sons, and her husband Dimitri Rassam also attended this year’s picnic. Launched in 1931, U Cavagnëtu (meaning ‘picnic basket’ in the Monegasque language) is a special celebration of spending time outdoors, good food and togetherness.